Job Posting: Reference/Technology Librarian

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he Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time Reference/Technology Librarian

The Hopkinton Public Library, reopened since October 2017 in a beautiful renovated building,

is seeking an energetic, friendly, and tech-savvy reference librarian to join our team and support expanded services to our engaged and supportive community.

Hours: Up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library’s regular weekend coverage rotation

Hiring Salary Range: $21.81 - $24.81, depending on qualifications

The part-time Reference/Technology Librarian works under the direction of the Library Director with additional supervision of the Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for assisting patrons at the reference desk; coordinates, supports, and troubleshoots technology and technological services within the library in collaboration with Town IT as needed; maintains the library’s social media presence; develops and conducts technology instruction and education programs for patrons and staff; and develops and implements policies and procedures regarding library technologies as needed. This position will work up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library’s regular weekend coverage rotation, and may have the opportunity to cover occasional additional shifts as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:

Education, Training and Experience

Equivalent to Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program and at least one year (1) of reference desk/adult services experience. Students close to completion of their MLS degree will also be considered. Two (2) or more years experience in a similar position in a public library Preferred.

Demonstrates proficiency in innovative technology use, instruction and troubleshooting.

Experienced in the use of technology and electronic resources and possesses the interest and ability to acquire new technology skills as needed.

Understands social networking applications and tools. Experience maintaining a social media presence for an organization is preferred.

Knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work, procedures and basic reference sources and research techniques.

Good communication and excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment to [email protected] no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.